Pura Mas Pitika
Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Mashed Smoked Fish – Assamese Style

Assam in particular and north-eastern states in general is home to many local varieties of fishes, mainly due to its abundance in rivers, lakes and ponds.  As a result, many ethnic recipes of fish are to be found here (Read another lip smacking recipe: Fish cooked in banana leaf – Assamese Style)

Smoking is a very popular method of cooking, and side dishes prepared out of smoking fishes finds a predominant place in the cuisines of north east India. Farmtorasoi delves into one such traditional dish from Assam.

Mashed smoked fish

Mashed Smoked Fish - Pura Mas Pitika (Assamese Style)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Person


  • 3-4 Bhangan Fish You can also take any small variety of fish like goroi (snake head fish)
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 2 medium size Onions
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Corinader Leaves
  • Salt To taste


  • Clean and wash the fishes.
  • Take a thin pointed stick (skewer) and pierce the fishes in such a way that it can be easily manouvered in the fire to ensure fish is baked evenly.
  • Now, place the skewers on fire. You can use charcoal, over or tandoor. Roll the skewers occasionally.
  • When the fishes are cooked, take them out of the skewers.
    Pura Mas
  • Clean the dust from the fishes and mash them carefully. Remove the bones.
  • Roast 4-5 green chillies on fire.
    Roasted Chilly
  • Add the roasted chillies, finely chopped onions, chopped coriander leaves, mustard oil and salt. Mix all the ingredients together.
    Your recipe is ready.


Pura Mas Pitika is served as side-dish for lunch or dinner. It is served best with steamed rice.
Enjoy and Bon Appétit!!

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